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NASA shares first video and audio, new images from Mars Perseverance rover

By Ashley Strickland | CNN During its harrowing descent to the surface of Mars last Thursday, NASA’s Perseverance rover captured video that the agency is calling “How to Land on Mars.” The video, along with other newly released footage, gives earthlings back home a better sense of the sights and sounds on the red planet. Cameras on “Percy,” as the rover is affectionately called at mission control, show for the first time the perspective of a spacecraft landing on Mars. The video begins 230 seco...
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Watch NASA reveal the first video footage of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video several cameras recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA says it will release the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown on Monday. For the first time ever, you'll be able to see a rover landing on Mars. Watch NASA's livestream, starting at 2 p.m. ET, below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Update: NASA released a three-minute vide...
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Watch live: NASA reveals the first video footage of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video several cameras recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA says it will release the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown on Monday. For the first time ever, you'll be able to see a rover landing on Mars. Watch NASA's livestream, starting at 2 p.m. ET, below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA is about to share unprecedented vide...
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Making history, a UAE spacecraft is in orbit around Mars

By Isabel Debre | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates swung into orbit around Mars on Tuesday in a triumph for the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. Ground controllers at the UAE’s space center in Dubai rose to their feet and broke into applause when word came that the craft, called Amal, Arabic for Hope, had reached the end of its seven-month, 300-million-mile journey and had begun circling the red planet, where it will gather detai...
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NASA picks Elon Musk's SpaceX to help with a $99 million mission that will map the creation of the universe

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Axel Springer NASA has picked Elon Musk's SpaceX to help with an astrophysics mission dubbed SPHEREx. SPHEREx, a space telescope, is due to launch via a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2024 for a two-year mission. The data collected will help astronomers understand how the universe was created, NASA said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA has picked Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch a telescope into orbit for a two-year astrophysics mission starting 20...
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Firefly will light up the moon with $93M lunar lander contract from NASA

NASA has awarded Firefly Aerospace a $93.3 million contract to take a lunar lander module loaded with experiments to the surface of the moon. While the company will not be performing the launch itself, it will be providing the spacecraft and “Blue Ghost” lander for the 2023 mission. The space agency made the award as part of its ongoing Commercial Lunar Payload Services, under which several other non-prime space companies have been selected for similar work: Blue Origin, Astrobotic, Masten and s...
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The first-ever space helicopter is approaching Mars in the belly of NASA's rover. It could change how we explore other planets.

An artist's illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA stowed a solar-powered helicopter in the belly of its Perseverance rover, set to land on Mars on February 18. The helicopter, called Ingenuity, aims to conduct the first controlled flights ever on another planet. Ingenuity and Perseverance will both record video as the drone flies over an ancient Martian lakebed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A spac...
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A Harvard professor has claimed in his new book that alien debris passed near Earth in 2017. It has attracted both skepticism and intrigue.

This artist's impression shows the first-known interstellar object to visit the solar system, "Oumuamua," which was discovered on October 19, 2017, by the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii. European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser/Handout via Reuters Scientists in 2017 detected the first sign of intelligent life outside Earth, according to a new book by Avi Loeb, a Harvard University professor.  The "rocky, cigar-shaped object with a somewhat reddish hue," was called "1I/2017 U1 'Oumu...
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China just landed its Chang'e-5 spacecraft on the moon. The mission could bring moon rocks to Earth for the first time in 40-plus years.

Mons Rümker on Oceanus Procellarum David Woods/NASA China's space agency said it landed a probe on the moon as part of its rock-collecting mission, Chang'e-5. The probe is set to drill rock samples and send them back to Earth before the New Year. If successful, it will be the first time a country has brought home moon rock in more than 40 years. Both the US and China are racing to build permanent bases on the moon. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China has landed an am...
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NASA's asteroid-blasting spacecraft has stored over 2 pounds of alien dust and rock to bring back to Earth

A camera on the Osiris-Rex spacecraft captured its collector head hovering over the sample-return capsule (left) and securing the sample into its capture ring (right). NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft captured an estimated 2 pounds of material from the asteroid Bennu, where it recently landed. The spacecraft collected so much alien dust and rock, in fact, that it couldn't close its sample-collection tool. So mission controllers raced to stow t...
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NASA is rushing to hold onto its first sample of asteroid dust before too much leaks into space: 'Time is of the essence'

A rotating mosaic of asteroid Bennu, composed of images captured by NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft over a four-hour period on December 2, 2018. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft briefly landed on an asteroid called Bennu on Tuesday to collect samples of its rock. But now a valve on the probe's sample-collecting arm won't close, and the bits of asteroid it grabbed are floating away. The team is frantically trying to store the asteroid dust in a safer place be...
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Asteroid samples escaping from over-filled NASA craft

By Marcia Dunn | Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week’s grab that it’s jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space, scientists said Friday. Scientists announced the news three days after the spacecraft named Osiris-Rex briefly touched asteroid Bennu 200 million miles away. The mission’s lead scientist, Dante Lauretta, said Tuesday’s operation collected far more material than expected for return to Eart...
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Scientists detected a set of salty lakes on Mars, hidden below the glaciers of its south pole

Mars's northern ice cap. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Mars has a series of saltwater lakes beneath the glaciers of its southern ice cap, researchers say. These hypersalty patches of liquid water could harbor microbial alien life. NASA's Perseverance rover is traveling to Mars to search for signs of extraterrestrial life. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Scientists have detected a series of saltwater lakes beneath the glaciers of Mars' southern ice cap. The researchers belie...
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NASA Ditching 'Insensitive' Nicknames for Cosmic Objects (slashdot)

NASA is "reconsidering how we talk about space," reports CNET: NASA gave two examples of cosmic objects it'll no longer use nicknames for. Planetary nebula NGC 2392 has been called the "Eskimo Nebula." "'Eskimo' is widely viewed as a colonial term with a racist history, imposed on the indigenous people of Arctic regions," NASA explained. NASA already added a note to a 2008 image release showing NGC 2392 that explains the decision to retire the nickname. The agency will also use only the offici...
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NASA Ditching 'Insensitive' Nicknames for Cosmic Objects

NASA is "reconsidering how we talk about space," reports CNET: NASA gave two examples of cosmic objects it'll no longer use nicknames for. Planetary nebula NGC 2392 has been called the "Eskimo Nebula." "'Eskimo' is widely viewed as a colonial term with a racist history, imposed on the indigenous people of Arctic regions," NASA explained. NASA already added a note to a 2008 image release showing NGC 2392 that explains the decision to retire the nickname. The agency will also use only the offici...
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Nasa to change 'harmful' and insensitive' planet and galaxy nicknames

Space agency says ‘certain cosmic nicknames are insensitive’ and vows to drop any reference to themNasa has signaled it is joining the social justice movement by changing unofficial and potentially contentious names used by the scientific community for distant cosmic objects and systems such as planets, galaxies and nebulae.In a statement last week, the space agency said that as the “community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it ha...
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The first-ever space helicopter is en route to Mars in the belly of NASA's rover. It's set to record the first Martian drone footage.

NASA stowed a solar-powered helicopter in the belly of its Perseverance Mars rover, which launched on July 30. The helicopter, called Ingenuity, is programmed to conduct the first controlled flights ever on another planet. Ingenuity and Perseverance will both record video as the helicopter flies across an open Martian field. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA's new Mars rover, which launched on July 30, has a miniature helicopter tucked inside its belly.  Perseverance wi...
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NASA launches Mars rover Perseverance to look for signs of ancient life

By MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off for the red planet Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life. NASA’s Perseverance rode a mighty Atlas V rocket into a clear morning sky in the world’s third and final Mars launch of the summer. China and the U...
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NASA just launched its Mars alien-hunting Perseverance rover into deep space with a drone tucked under its belly

NASA's new Mars rover, Perseverance, successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday at 7:50 a.m. ET. If Perseverance survives its seven-month journey to Mars, the robot will search the planet for signs of alien life and test technologies that humans will need to survive on future interplanetary missions. Perseverance will also take the first HD video of a Mars landing, drill the first Martian rock samples for return to Earth, and deliver the first interplanetary helicopter. Vi...
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History-making JPL-built Perseverance rover blasts off for Mars on Thursday

PASADENA — A new era of Mars exploration is expected to begin Thursday with the anticipated launch of the Perseverance rover, which was built at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and is billed as the most technologically advanced machinery ever sent to the Red Planet. The SUV-sized rover Perseverance includes an array of scientific instruments, and it will make space history on at least two fronts: The rover will be equipped with a mini helicopter that will become the first ever flown on an...
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NASA stowed the first interplanetary helicopter in the belly of its Mars rover — a 'magic trick' that could return unprecedented video

NASA has stowed a solar-powered helicopter in the belly of its Perseverance Mars rover, which is set to launch Thursday morning. The helicopter, called Ingenuity, is programmed to conduct the first controlled flights ever on another planet. Ingenuity and Perseverance will both record video as the helicopter flies across an open Martian field. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA's new Mars rover, set to launch Thursday morning, has a miniature helicopter tucked inside its ...
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James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's Next Hubble, Delayed Yet Again

The launch of NASA's next flagship space telescope has been pushed back another seven months. Space.com reports: The liftoff of the $9.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed from March 2021 until Oct. 31 of that year, NASA officials announced today (July 16), citing technical difficulties as well as complications imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. "Webb is the world's most complex space observatory, and our top science priority, and we've worked hard to keep progress moving duri...
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James Webb Space Telescope launch pushed back to October 2021

NASA on Thursday postponed the launch of its $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope from March next year to October 31, 2021, blaming the pandemic and other technical challenges. The telescope, first conceived in the 1990s, was initially to be launched in the 2000s, but its main maker Northrop Grumman has faced numerous development problems that have doubled its cost. "Webb is the world's most complex space observatory, and our top science priority, and we've worked hard to keep progress movin...
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James Webb Space Telescope Will 'Absolutely' Not Launch In March

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's follow-on instrument to the wildly successful Hubble Space Telescope, will not meet its current schedule of launching in March 2021, according to the chief of NASA's science programs. Ars Technica reports: "We will not launch in March," said Thomas Zurbuchen, the space agency's associate administrator for science. "Absolutely we will not launch in March. That is not in the cards right now. That's not because they did anything wrong. It's not anyone's fault ...
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NASA renames telescope after 'Mother of Hubble' Nancy Grace Roman

Dr. Nancy Grace Roman was NASA's first chief astronomer, and the first female executive at the agency.Roman helped to usher in the era of space-based telescopes. Known as the "Mother of the Hubble," she was instrumental in making the Hubble Space Telescope a reality. Announced earlier today, NASA has renamed the Wide Field Survey Telescope (WFIRST) in honor of Dr. Nancy Grace Roman, who helped make space-based telescopes a reality as the agency's first female executive.The Nancy Grace Roman S...
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NASA released this astonishing image in celebration of Hubble's 30th anniversary

Thirty year ago today, the space shuttle Discovery carried the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit, opening up a new vista on our place in the universe. In celebration of the anniversary, NASA released this astounding Hubble image of a region where stars are born in the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of the closest galaxies to our own at 163,000 light-years away. The image depicts a giant red nebula (NGC 2014) and a smaller blue nebula (NGC 2020). According to NASA, "the image is nicknamed the...
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NASA's next Mars rover is officially called 'Perseverance.' A 7th-grader from Virginia proposed the name.

NASA chose the name "Perseverance" for its next Mars rover, which is scheduled to launch in July. A 7th-grade student from Virginia proposed the name as part of a contest. He will get to watch the rover launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Perseverance will search Mars for signs of ancient alien life and collect samples for a future spacecraft to return to Earth. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As NASA gears up to launch its next rover to Mars, it has finally given the pio...
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The Mars 2020 rover has a new name: Perseverance

The next NASA rover to go to Mars has shed its code name and assumed a new one, sourced from the ingenuous youth of our nation. Keeping with the tradition of using virtues as names, the Mars 2020 rover will henceforth be known as “Perseverance.” This particular virtue was suggested by Alexander Mather, a middle-schooler in Virginia. He and some 28,000 other kids proposed names in an essay contest last year. The final nine contenders were: Endurance, Tenacity, Promise, Vision, Clarity, Ingenui...
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Perseverance! NASA reveals the name of its next Mars rover, suggested by a seventh-grader

NASA's next Mars rover was named Perseverance today, following up on a suggestion made by a seventh-grader in Virginia. More than 28,000 entries were submitted in NASA's "Name the Rover" contest, and internet users racked up 770,000 online votes for their favorites. Judges selected the entry from Alex Mather, a student at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Va., as the winner. NASA's associate administrator for science, Thomas Zurbuchen, said Perseverance will be a fitting compl...
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We're likely to find alien life in the next decade, scientists say. Here's where NASA plans to look — in our solar system and beyond.

NASA scientists say we're likely to find alien life in the next decade. In the next 10 years, NASA plans to launch a rover to collect rock samples on Mars, two spacecraft to visit distant ocean worlds, and new space telescopes to study planets outside our solar system. Any of those missions could find signs of extraterrestrial life. Here's how and where NASA plans to track down aliens. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Many NASA scientists think we're on the verge of finding...
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